Bowery

As Tokyobike Bids Farewell to the Bowery, ‘The 5TH’ Plans Pop-Up

Last modified November 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

Tokyobike’sbrief flirtation with the Bowery came to an end late last month. Seemingly without warning, the store closed down, with brown window shades taking up residence. We are told that Tokyobike closed the Bowery outpost for the season, and will reopen “elsewhere” come springtime. Location is TBD. In the meantime, though, Australian-based fashion brand, The […]

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Is Hotel Saturation Ruining New York City?

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:15 am

Last month, the city released its Hotel Development Report outlining the influx of new hotels (citywide) since 2015. Here on the Lower East Side, in particular, 6 new lodges debuted within that timeframe and another 6 are on the way, equating to some 2,000 rooms. The trend of hotel glut served as subject for a scathing […]

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The Bowery is Torn Apart for Water Main Replacements [PHOTOS]

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

As if there isn’t enough roadwork happening along the Bowery mid-section, more is ongoing. Crews have been tearing up the west side of the street – between Prince and Spring – for at least the last month. Area residents are now faced with daytime water disconnection and temporary trash pickup changes. This is part of […]

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‘Wise Men’ on the Bowery Calls it Quits Tonight After 5 Years

Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:02 am

That trendy Bowery hangout, Wise Men, is calling it quits after five years on the block. Its final night in business is tonight, marked with the requisite sendoff party. Three lady friends in 2012 – photographer Danielle Levitt, S Magazine creative director Christina Chin, and restaurant industry vet Caroleyn Ng – transformed the sushi-cum-jello-shot spot Orange […]

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Those Annoying LinkNYC Kiosks will Soon Display Site-Specific Historic Images

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:07 am

Those electronic, nine-foot phalluses protruding from sidewalks all over the Lower East Side are poised to get a makeover with yesteryear New York. The LinkNYC kiosks, where free phone charging and access to various city services and maps (and at one time, porn) are at locals’ fingertips, are embarking on a walk down memory lane. The […]

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Revived ‘Lam Zhou’ Dumpling Mecca Opens on the Bowery

Posted October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Chinatown dumpling darling Lam Zhou reopened this past Wednesday, returning to the ranks of the living with a much larger footprint. New headquarters is now at 40 Bowery, with a sign proclaiming that menu and ownership remains the same. The upgrade still preserves that no-frills setup, yet on a grander scale. Its long and narrow […]

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Bowery Alliance of Neighbors Celebrates 10 Years of Local Activism

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:06 am

One of the most vocal local groups advocating for Bowery preservation celebrates an important milestone this month. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, whose signature fight is to save the namesake thoroughfare, now celebrates a decade in existence. Ten years of preservation and awareness. The group was founded in 2007, and later Proposed its East Bowery […]

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Clayton Patterson Revisits the Pyramid Club with ‘Portraits’ Exhibit

Posted October 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

The Pyramid Club of yesteryear is revived, albeit temporarily. Indeed, prolific photographer and activist Clayton Patterson is showcasing his documentation of an era rife with struggling artists immersed in a culturally diverse neighborhood at its peak of creativity. His photos of the scene are often considered a pioneering record of the evolution of drag in […]

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‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

After six months of construction, the final pieces are falling into place for Tang Hotpot. The new Szechuan restaurant at 135 Bowery recently dispensed with the sidewalk shed to reveal its unique exterior, complete with decorative door, teaser signage, and fishbowl window. Tang Hotpot is a loose spinoff of The Tang in the East Village […]

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Here Are Ai Weiwei’s Lower East Side ‘Fences’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

World renowned artist Ai Weiwei began installing works last week as part of the “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” endeavor. But today is the official start of the public art project. The Lower East Side features prominently in the campaign, too. Ai Weiwei installed four in the neighborhood proper, plus dozens of 2D banners on […]

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